Spencer Dinwiddie earned MVP honors as California-based Double Pump Elite captured the under-17 division of the adidas Super 64 at Rancho High School in North Las Vegas on Monday night.
Double Pump beat Adonis Thomas and the Memphis Magic Elite in the final, 82-73.
"All of our guys had a great week," Double Pump Elite coach Christian Aurand said. "The whole team should have been the MVP. We had five different leading scorers in nine games."
In addition to Dinwiddie, DPE featured Brea Olinda 7-footer Kyle Caudill, Simi Valley's Jonathan Davis, Lonnie Jackson of Valencia, Xavier Johnson of Mater Dei, Ryan Watkins of Reseda and Findlay Prep rising sophomore Nigel Williams-Goss.
Dinwiddie, a 6-foot-3 guard from Taft (Woodland Hills, Calif.), averaged just 5.9 points per game as a junior to go along with 4.1 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game. But don't be fooled by the numbers, the Toreadors featured as many as six future Division I players on the roster, including USC-bound guard Bryce Jones and rising senior star DeAndre Daniels, a Texas verbal commitment.
"He played very well in Minneapolis and Indianapolis (leading up to the Super 64)," Aurand said. "His level of play has really stepped up. He has been impressive and his stock is on the rise."
Plenty of high-major schools have already taken notice and expect more to join the pursuit.
Douple Pump isn't getting much time to celebrate the Super 64 title as it plays twice today in Los Angeles.
Marcus Smart of Flower Mound, Texas, earned MVP honors in leading Texas Assault to the under-16 title. Smart is a 6-3 rising junior at Marcus High School and was part of MaxPreps.com's Sophomore All-American team back in April.
Indiana Elite was a program that had a nice run across the board at the Super 64, winning the under-15 and under-16 "Gold" brackets, and reaching the final four of the under-17 division.